Aussie theme tune

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Unlike the UK, where half the population is plotting an escape, Australia is an incredibly proud nation. For the most part it seems, Aussies generally think that they have what matters in life sussed out and can’t see a reason to ever leave.

This song printed in ‘The Western Australian’ for Australia Day pretty much sums up what is considered important here…

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‘My Favourite Things’

Prawns on the barbie and zinc cream on noses,
Kids keeping cool under sprinklers and hoses,
Blue skies and bare feet on hot sand that stings,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Beetroot in burgers and redbacks in dunnies,
Footy shorts, boardies, bikinis and sunnies.
Tinnies, Blue Winnies, Black singlets and thongs,
These simplest things get the top Aussie gongs.

Swagmen and jumbucks and tea made in billies.
Hoons with big Holdens and very small Willies.
Eddie McGuire, Hugh Jackman and Rove,
These are all part of our Oz Treasure trove.

When the snake bites, when the bee stings,
When I’m feeling sad.
I simply remember my fave Aussie things,
And then I don’t feel so sad.

Emus, echidnas, white pointers, merinos.
Wombats, koalas, blue heelers and dingos.
Quokkas and bull ants and roaches with wings,
These are a few of my fave Aussie things.

Meat pies and Thai food and pasta with vino.
Ice-cold beer, a hot cappuccino.
Yabbie and marron and Vegemite toast.
There are the things that we Aussies love most.

Delta and Kylie and Missy and Noni,
Kerri Anne, Bindi, Olivia and Toni.
Ella and Dame Edna and Cate and Nicole,
Top Aussie chicks who are good for the soul.

Eagles and Dockers in AFL matches,
Gilchrist and Clarke taking brilliant catches,
The WACA, the WAFL and sport in The West,
There are the things that we Aussie love best.

When the snake bites, when the Poms win,
When I’m feeling sad.
I simply remember my favourite Aussie things.
and then I don’t feel so bad.

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